Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Justin Blake relocated to the beautiful island of Kaua’i with his family at age 12. He apprenticed at Kapu Tattoo on Kaua’i where his mentors pushed him to become proficient in many different styles of tattooing. After finishing his apprenticeship in 2013 he continued to work with them for the following three years.
Ready for a change and wanting to explore a new island, he decided to take guest spots on the different islands of Hawaii. Justin felt at home while working at Soular Tattoo, and when offered a spot as a permanent artist in 2015 he jumped on the opportunity. Since making the move to Maui, Justin has continued to learn and grow his craft while increasing the demand for his specific styles of tattooing. His preferred styles include but are not limited to; fine line black and grey, ornamental, American Traditional, and Polynesian tribal motifs.
While Justin enjoys his position at Soular, he frequently travels between the islands and works at various shops on Maui, Kaua’i and Oahu to continue meeting and collaborating with other artists and clientele. In particular, Justin loves taking the ideas of his clients, giving his artistic input, and creating a beautiful piece that not only matches his style, but will be something in line with the client’s original vision. Clients are always thrilled with their final piece, claiming their new tattoo turned out better than they could have imagined.
Because of his attention to detail, Justin has found an abundance of return clients from across the world. His clients return not only for his artistry and charm, but also to continue building on the relationship they’ve created with this passionate and committed artist.